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Gerald Bault, 81, Russell Springs

Gerald Bault, of Russell Springs, passed away Monday, December 5, 2022, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington.  He was 81 years of age.

Born April 9, 1941, in Adair County, he was a son of the late Ralph and Myrtle Beard Bault.  Gerald was the original proprietor of the Parkway Mini Mart and later, the Fairview Mini Mart.  He also was a car dealer and salesman for many years.  Gerald was a loving and supportive grandfather who enjoyed attending all his grandchildren’s various events.  He was a faithful member of Fairview Baptist Church, who enjoyed the company of all his neighbors, friends, and church family. Gerald was a veteran of the US Army.

Survivors include two children, Brentley (and Jayna) Bault, of Russell Springs, and Tracey (and Vince) Popplewell, of Russell Springs; three sisters, Shirley Scott, of Shepherdsville, Elaine (and Mike) Munday, of Campbellsville, and Reba (and Jimmie) McGaha, of Taylorsville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Alex Popplewell, Lucas Bault, and Juliah Bault, all of Russell Springs.

Funeral services are 1:00 PM CST Friday, December 9, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Bill Mullins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairview Memorial Cemetery, with full military honors by the Russell County Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM CST until the time of services, Friday, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers for Gerald will be Alex Popplewell, Lucas Bault, Howard Atchley, Hershel Atchley, Bruce Scott, Terry Scott, Tim Roy, Tim George, and Mike Burris.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607 or Fairview Memorial Cemetery Fund, PO Box 1298, Russell Springs, KY 42642.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Gerald Bault are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at

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